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presidential debate with new questions about the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the question is what would a big night look like exactly?
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
. former presidential candidate newt gingrich and senior obama adviser david axelrod were asked if obama should have called out romney if he thought his opponent was being dishonest. >> the president of the united states had 90 minutes. now, if he had done his homework, if he had actually prepared, if he had actually studied romney, why didn't he say it? why didn't he take romney head on? first of all, the charge on the tax cuts is just plain wrong and i think virtually every analyst has said, and even your deputy campaign manager said the charge is wrong. but forgetting that for a second, the job of the president is supposed to be to be confident and to be able to stand up for what he believes in and to be able to articulate what's wrong. mitt romney walked over him. >> i will be honest with you, i think he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run, walked away from his record. and that's something we'll have to make an adjustment for. it takes a certain, as president clinton would say, it takes a ce
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
with the presidential look. after a failed presidential term, so failed that obama barely even bothers to make the case, preferring to blame everything on his predecessor hinge almost entirely on whether the challenger can meet the threshold of acceptablibility. romney trushed the threshold on wednesday night. >> donny, you're shaking your head yes. >> interesting thought on how you can understand this could happen. in my mind, i think i was the smartest guy in advertising. and if all of a sudden i'm on stage with a guy who's got a small advertising agency -- >> by the way, nobody challenged you for four years in a row. >> and i now -- he's describing his media strategy. it's like, what? i'm going to talk to -- like you can see the psychology behind it. if you're going up against a guy who has a little public access talk show and you have to go one on one, it's like you can't help but go, i don't deserve to be doing this. now, unfortunately, you've got to, and that's what happened to the guy. >> it is human nature. and by the way, mark, we were talking about this yesterday. it happened to ronald reagan
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presidential in that group. we'll see how he does next to president obama which i think is a little bit different. >> yeah. >> that ohio poll is interesting because the cbs one we had last week had it at ten points. now we have another one showing it at nine points. if you start to look at the map, if he doesn't take iowa, if it gets away from him, it becomes difficult to put a puzzle together to win. >> by the way, there has been this narrative that there is the grand conspiracy and that the polls are skewed. this is what walter mondale said in 1984. this is what moveon.org said in 2004, that all the polls were skewed against john kerry and moveon.org said you just wait. and now you're hearing it frantically on the other side, which ironically, again, they are putting fox news in the grand conspiracy. >> what about the conference call today that we have to plan and organize? >> exactly. my point is here we've got a couple of local polls that are showing this, and more importantly, and you guys talk to the romney people all the time. i certainly talk to them all the time. i can tell you